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How do you get scabies?

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Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics
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In brief: Direct contact

Scabies is caused by the human itch mite.
The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to - skin contact - or from contact with infested objects such as clothing, furniture, or towels. You can not acquire this from animals.

In brief: Direct contact

Scabies is caused by the human itch mite.
The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to - skin contact - or from contact with infested objects such as clothing, furniture, or towels. You can not acquire this from animals.
Dr. Michelle Karten
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Dr. David Carl Houghton
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Close contacts

Scabies is a very itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow under the skin.
It is passed from person to person, usually within a household. It is easily treated, but other potential causes of the itchy rash should be considered. See a healthcare provider.

In brief: Close contacts

Scabies is a very itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow under the skin.
It is passed from person to person, usually within a household. It is easily treated, but other potential causes of the itchy rash should be considered. See a healthcare provider.
Dr. David Carl Houghton
Dr. David Carl Houghton
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